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Well, had seen someone in a pen group I belong to try this and thought hell, if they can do it so can I. I’m calling them popsicle stick pens but really they’re the size of a tongue depressor. Picked up a pack of them the other day at Michael’s and made a video of my making the second one last night. Video is below, enjoy.

 

https://youtu.be/f1IBPRQxBN4

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About 10 days ago I received a letter from those morns at S.S. asking for Chipmunks paystubs dating back to June of last year, even though I had already sent them months ago. The letter also said that they would be doing a interview by phone at 2p.m. on the 20th which was 2 days ago. The only calls I got that whole day was from the kids. This morning, I received yet another letter from the assholes that put the blame on me for them not calling, asking yet again for the exact same pay stubs as well as the mortgage documents that state what our damn house payment is!

So now, I’ve got to go into that damn office on the 3rd of April with all this shit just to save what little, and I do mean little, check I do get. Which they had cut from $168 a month to Freakin $56 a month last dec and I haven’t gotten a check since then, not even the $56 per month! Why, because they can’t figure out how to dock me $72 out of that $56 all due to the fact that When I was in appeal 15 years ago, I was still getting my check, I was denied even though their own doc at the hearing said that I should keep my check simply because the doc that they had sent me to, who of course they pay to deny people in the first place, said that all though I was fucked up, both my leg and back, I wasn’t fucked up enough for him. So since then, they have demanded that I pay them $12,000 even though only $4,380 was what they had paid me during the appeal. Which means that they have tacked on over $7,000 in interest!! And that wasn’t interest over a long period of time, the appeal took only one year, and I got the notice that I owed them within a month of losing. So they were saying that I owed almost a $1,000 a month just in interest!!!!

So when I finally got my check back about 5 years ago, they started docking my check $72 a month. Not only that, according to them I still owe them 12 grand! And under Donnie boy, I’m afraid it’s just going to get worse for people like myself for they just don’t give a rats ass just how to loot this country.

Now for sale


Only have 1 set at the moment made up, but there will be more to come.

Made from Spalted Maple and features a unique rotating peg system with rare earth magnets that keep the top locked while in use.

 

 

https://standing-bear-custom-pens-crafts.fwscart.com/Salt_and_Pepper_Shakers/p4541594_18204462.aspx


I’t’s been awhile since I recorded a video for the roost. Mainly because I was hoping that this country would come to its senses and thrown Trump as his asshole cronies out of office. But being that that still hasn’t happened. Here’s the new video.

 

https://youtu.be/GDv_OAtx9xg

 


Over the past few months I have been concentrating on perfecting my bandsaw boxes. Plus of course making xmas gifts. The Boxes below are a few of the ones I’ve done lately, versions of which will be going on sale next month.

 

Small Jewelry box made from Spalted Maple with Coco Bolo drawer pulls.

 

Small Jewelry box made from Spalted Maple with Coco Bolo drawer pulls.

 

Bank. Made from Spalted Maple.

 

 


Just added the Revolver Pen to the website. The one pictured below was done using Burmese Redwood, it is a click pen and is the first version to be added. There is another version of this pen that I’ll be adding soon. The price on these will be $55.00

  https://standing-bear-custom-pens-crafts.fwscart.com/Revolver_Click_Pen/p4541594_17329812.aspx


Now that my back has straightened out, been back in the workshop working of new pens as well as some celtic knot pens. And have just added the celtic knot design to the options in the Hybrid section of the website.

 Cigar Pen done in Burmese Rosewood

 

 Celtic Knot Pen. The top is dyed Maple with a reg maple inlay. Bottom is Acrylic.

 

Red Spalted Tamarind.

 

 Yellow Spalted Tamarind with Snakewood center.

Come tomorrow, I plan to order a laser engraver plus a jig that will enable me to engrave the pen a full 360 degrees. Can’t wait until I can start offering the engraving.


Ever heard of Snakewood? It’s an exotic hardwood, I had to sharpen my tools 4 times making this, from South America that gets its name from the snake like markings it has.

As you can see, they make very beautiful pens. At the moment, I only have one made in the slimline style. The link to it is below

 

 

 

https://standing-bear-custom-pens-crafts.fwscart.com/Snake_Wood_Pen/p4541594_17254526.aspx


This is the Skull Pen, It is a twist pen and has just now gone on sale on the website at the link below.

https://standing-bear-custom-pens-crafts.fwscart.com/Skull_Theme_Pen/p4541594_17229004.aspx